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by thamnaga Online Now Mar 19, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Hi,

I would like to visit Chennai somewhere in June.I planned to stay there for 5days and 4nights. I would like to appoint a tour guide just for 2days basis who can ptake me around to lvisit the temples,historical places,beaches ang shopping spot. Could anyone tell me on how to go about it since it is my first visit there. I would like to know roughly the charges as well.Since i already booked the hotel i dont want to stay anywhere else in that 2days.I want it like daily trip.Pls advice.

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    by anilpradhanshillong Online Now Mar 19, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    1. June will be blisteringly hot and humid in Chennai.

    2. Your hotel may be the best people to guide you as your safety concerns become their duty. Talk to them first.

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    by Jramakrishna15 Online Now Mar 19, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    You can see chennai , Tirupathi , Kanchi, Madhrai, Tanjavur by using prilimenery booking . Its a good sopt to be surround the temples . No need to worry . if you already had your hotel booking then contact Local travels at hotel upon arrival for Taxi with normal fare. or else you can book through www.Merucab.com.

    Have a good trip.

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    by thamnaga Online Now Mar 19, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Jramakrishna15-thanks alot for your kind reply. This will be realy helpful for my trip. Appreciate:)

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    by thamnaga Online Now Mar 19, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Thank you Mr.Anil :)

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    by Donna_in_India Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 4:53 AM

    I would highly, highly recommend using the services of Deepa from Chennai Magic (http://www.chennaimagic.com/). Her tours are top notch (not sure of your budget). She comes recommended by Conde Naste, Frommers, and is a winner of TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence. She will put together any kind of custom tour you like.

    If Deepa is over your budget, I would suggest getting a driver and guide from your hotel. I think it is a good idea to have a good guide to see Kanchipuram & Mamallapuram and I recommend seeing both (not far from Chennai).

    If you like, take a look at my Kanchipuram page (Sacred City - Kanchipuram, India and my Mamallapuram page ("The Shore Temple and more...." - Mamallapuram by Donna_in_India for ideas of what to see.

    Have a wonderful time!

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    by Donna_in_India Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 4:55 AM

    Oh yes...forgot about the heat in June....Be sure to stay hydrated, dress in cool cottons, and take afternoon breaks whenever possible!

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    by anilpradhanshillong Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 6:52 AM

    You are welcome!

    You may like to flip through these:

    "Madurai - The City of Temples" - Madurai by anilpradhanshillong

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    by vpas Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    Actually you do not need a guide to do sight seeing in Chennai. Buy a good tourist guide book and you can find all the info in it. Kancheepuram and Mahabalipuram are must visits. You should engage a guide in Mahabalipuram. On the way to Mahabalipuram you can visit Thiruporur. you can check my pages for more info. You could also do a day's visit to Aurobindo Ashram and Pondicherry if that would interest you.
    The heat is an issue in Chennai almost all round the year unfortunately. Drink plenty of coconut water, carry hats/caps/water bottles. Also opt for an a/c car to go around.
    Hope you have a good trip,
    Hope you have a good trip,

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    by thamnaga Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Donna,

    Thanks alot for the info you have given me. It will be helpful for me. Good Day:)

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    by dazzler17 Online Now Mar 30, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    For details on the price of hotels in Chennai visit this site,it also details on the amenities availabel

    http://www.triportrap.com/hotels

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    by Luckyloveable Online Now May 1, 2013 at 8:24 AM

    My name is lakiiya ,am form chennai and i can help u out Pls call +91 9677281886

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    by Luckyloveable Online Now May 1, 2013 at 8:28 AM

    Hi am lakiiya, from chennai pls call +91 9677281886

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    by rama1811 Online Now Jun 25, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    Hi I am ram I am staying in chennai
    If you want any help pls call 9444018288
    I am a IT consultant doing social help to people visiting chennai
    my website www.shivaainfotech.com

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    by rama1811 Online Now Jun 25, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Hi I am ram I am staying in chennai
    If you want any help pls call 9444018288
    I am a IT consultant doing social help to people visiting chennai
    my website www.shivaainfotech.com

    HOTELS would be expensive
    GUEST HOUSES ARE suggested option
    DAILY rent expected to be around Rs.700 appx
    your food will be decent one @ saravanabhavan will be Rs.500 per day
    transportation by taxi will be @ Rs.10-14 depending on service providers
    Best Comm. Airtel or BSNL cell phones
    Best call taxis FAST TRACK or NTL
    any more inputs pls call me

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    by thamnaga Online Now Jul 24, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Hi firstly thank u for the concern. Actually i came back from Chennai already. It was an awesome trip ever for me! Planning to visit again soon. Sorry for the late reply :)

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